Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair

Awards Available

The following is a list of awards we expect to offer at the 2017 Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair.

[REGIONAL] [PROVINCIAL] [NOMINATIONS BY COMMITTEE] [CANADA-WIDE SCIENCE FAIR RESULTS]

FRASER VALLEY REGIONAL AWARDS

Abacus Dental Centre - $75 x 2

Awarded to an innovative project involving the health sciences, and open to any student in Grade 4-12.

Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club - $100 | $75

2 cash prizes to be awarded to two projects which best illustrate the club's motto, "To Know Nature and to Keep it Worth Knowing."

Abbotsford Principals and Vice-Principals' Association - Grades K-5: $50 | Grades 6-8: $75 | Grades 9-12: $75

3 cash prizes to be awarded to projects that show the best use of Data Analysis.

Abbotsford/Sumas Rotary Club - 5 x $200

To be awarded to a project that demonstrates originality, innovation and understanding of the scientific method.

Aquaflora Nurseries Awards - Grades 4-12: 2 x $50

Awarded to an innovative project involving natural sciences and the environment. Preference will be given to projects with strong experimental design over studies that are research-based.

Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC, Fraser Valley Branch - $50 (Junior) | $50 (Senior)

To be awarded to an outstanding engineering project or geoscience project. Projects eligible for this award include those in the fields of chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering, as well as systems design.

British Columbia Nurses Union (Fraser Valley) - Grades K-6: $75 | Grades 7-12: $75

To be awarded to projects that best present an exploration of the impact of Medicare on Canadian society, or an occupational health and safety concern, or a topic related to the exploration of a health science.

BC Young Farmers - 2 x $75

To be awarded to any innovative project dealing with agriculture.

Clearbrook Kiwanis Club - 4 x $100

For the most innovative project from an elementary student.

Dasmesh Punjabi School Award - Grades K-5: 2 x $25 | Grades 6-8: 2 x $50 | Grades 9-12­: 2 x $75

To be awarded to outstanding projects showing interest, innovations, or technology used for agriculture. 

FVRSF Innovation - $50

To be awarded to project designed by a student in Grade 4-12.

FVRSF Math - $50

To be awarded to any project from Grades 4-12 that is either purely mathematical or makes use of math.

Langley Environmental Partners - $50

To be awarded to a student in Grade 6-12 for a project that fosters environmental stewardship, greener living, energy efficiency etc.

Major S. Sangha & Dalip S. Rai Bursary - 2 x $50

Awarded to a middle school student for an innovative study in any category.

Science World - Class Field Trip to Science World

To be awarded to an elementary class participating in the FVRSF. One visit and school program for class of 30 and one free adult with every 5 students. (cost of transportation not included).  Trip must be taken before the end of the current school year.


UNIVERSITY OF THE FRASER VALLEY AWARDS

UFV Annual Entrance Scholarship - $4,000 towards tuition

UFV’s Board of Governors is offering  $2,000 towards tuition in the first semester (Fall) and $2,000 towards tuition in the second semester (Winter), subject to successful completion of the first semester, for a top senior student (Grades 11 or 12). In the case of a two person project, the tuition waiver will be shared.

UFV Biology Award -  2 x $75

To be awarded to a project on any topic applicable to the study of biology.

UFV Dean of Science Award - $100

To be awarded to an outstanding presentation in any area of the sciences.

PROVINCIAL AWARDS - Distributed at the Fair

Awards listed below are available at each Regional Science Fair in British Columbia. Judges follow the criteria as set out below. Awards will be announced and presented at the Regional Science Fair. If there are co-presenters of a single project, cash prizes will be shared.

Al Appleton Worksafe Award (Worksafe BC) -  $100

To be awarded at each British Columbia Regional Science Fair to the best project demonstrating the principles of occupational hygiene. The student must have consulted with people in the community or region about the content of their project. The students must show creativity, innovation and enthusiasm in the display of the project.

APEG BC Award - (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC) - Cash award determined by each Chapter

To be awarded to outstanding engineering projects. Projects eligible for this award include those in the field of chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, industrial and mechanical engineering as well as systems design.

BC Agriculture in the Classroom Award (BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation) - $100

To be awarded to an outstanding project that shows the practical application of scientific principles to agriculture. Students from Grades 5 to 12 are eligible for the award.

BC Greenhouse Growers Association Award (BC Greenhouse Growers' Association) - $75

To be awarded to an outstanding project that demonstrates the creative use of advanced science and technology to enhance vegetable plant productivity and quality. Projects eligible for this award include those in the area of biological pest control, irrigation, nutrition, growing media, climate control and mechanics. Available to Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver and South Fraser Regional Science Fairs.

BC Hydro Power Pioneers Award (BC Hydro) - $100

To be awarded to a student(s) in Grades 4 to 12 who creates a project which creatively demonstrates electrical conservation and its environmental, social and economical impacts.

BC Nature Award (Federation of BC Naturatlists) - Grades 6-8: $75 | Grades 9-12: $75

To be awarded at each British Columbia Regional Science Fair to the best natural history project done by a student(s) in Grades 6-8 (junior) and Grades 9 to 12 (senior). This includes studies of any aspect of natural history, conservation of natural habitats and/or natural species. An outdoor, nature monitoring or conservation project is strongly encouraged.

BC Science Teachers Award (BC Science Teachers' Association) - $100

To be awarded to a student from grades 7 or 8 for an experimental project in any category that has clearly presented an hypothesis and independent, controlled variables.

BCIC Young Innovator Scholarship (BC Innovation Council) - Minimum $2,000

To be awarded to a Grade 11 or 12 student(s) who has developed a science and technology innovation with the potential to benefit British Columbia. The winner(s) must be selected for CWSF 2017 and receive the award, he/she must enrol full-time in a science and technology program in a British Columbia post-secondary institution in immediately following grade 12. The awardee is not eligible for other BCIC scholarships. The award value is increased in the Southern Interior through a partnership with the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT).

DAWEG Award (Division for the Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geoscience) - $50 (Junior) | $50 (Senior)

To be awarded to a female student or a partnership that has at least one female on their team and who presents and communicates an ingenious solution to an engineering or applied science problem/project by applying their knowledge of science and math.  If one year there is not a female student participating in the Regional Science Fair, the award will be deferred to the next year.  Available to Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver, South Fraser and Vancouver Island Regional Science Fairs.

Genome BC Award (Genome BC) - $100 x 2

To be awarded to two projects dealing with a topic of genomic interest. Students in all grades are eligible for this award.

Michael Crooks Physics Prize (BC Association of Physics Teachers) - $75

To be awarded to a student or students in Grades 6 to 12 who has done an outstanding physics-related project.

SCWIST (Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology) Award - $100

To be awarded to a young woman in Grade 8 to 10, whose project shows the greatest curiosity, ingenuity, and innovation in design.  The award is intended to encourage the student's interest in science.  A student may not receive this award more than once.

AWARDS DISTRIBUTED BASED ON NOMINATIONS

To be eligible for these awards, projects must be nominated. Each Regional Science Fair Judging Committee will select and nominate deserving projects from those entries submitted to the fair.

GENOME BC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD NOMINATION (Genome BC) - $1,000 Scholarship for Post-Secondary Education

To be awarded to a Grade 11 or 12 student who has developed a science and technology project focused on areas of strategic importance such as human health, forestry, fisheries, agriculture, bioenergy, mining, and the environment.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must present their project at a BC Regional Science Fair
  • Be planning to enrol full-time in a science program upon graduation at a BC post-secondary institution

Required Submission:

  • Completed application form to info@sciencefairs.ca by April 30, 2017
  • Current official transcript of Grade 11 or 12
  • Reference Letter from a teacher
  • Resume/CV
  • Photo of the student with a short testimonial about the value of Genome BC's scholarship toward his/her career choice

W.E. COATES AWARD (Canadian Land Reclamation Association, BC Chapter) - $200

To be awarded to an outstanding junior or intermediate project related to land, aquatic or marine environment reclamation and/or rehabilitation.

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CANADA-WIDE SCIENCE FAIR RESULTS

The recipients of the awards listed below will be selected from the British Columbia students' projects that participate at the CWSF and will be announced following the CWSF. Nominations are not required.

Association of Professional Biology Award (Association of Professional Biology) - $500

To be awarded to the British Columbia student(s) who achieves the highest standing at the Canada-Wide Science Fair with a project of a biological nature.

Ministry Of Transportation Award (BC Ministry of Transportion and Infrastructure) - $150 (Junior) | $250 (Intermediate) | $1500 (Senior) Post-Secondary Education Scholarship

To be awarded to an outstanding project in each age category that shows the practical application of scientific principles to identifying and addressing a transportation-related issue.

MIT Alumni of BC Award (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) - $100

To be awarded to a project that demonstrates informed curiosity, exploration, and discovery as well as the practical potential for real world application and entrepreneurship.

SFU Computing Science Achievement Award (SFU Faculty of Applied Science) - up to $1000 Sponsorship for CWSF Travel to Regional Science Fair plus $250 Cash

To be awarded to a BC student in Grade 10 or 11 who achieves the highest standing in their age category at the Canada-Wide Science Fair with a project of a computing science nature.

SFU Engineering Achievement Award (SFU Faculty of Applied Science) - up to $1000 Sponsorship for CWSF Travel to Regional Science Fair plus $250 Cash

To be awarded to a BC student in Grade 10 or 11 who achieves the highest standing in their age category at the Canada-Wide Science Fair with an engineering-related project.

Vancouver RASC Martha Pearse Award (Royal Astronomical Society Vancouver Centre) - $500

To be awarded to the best astronomy or physics project that demonstrates creativity, innovation and contributes to a greater public understanding of science.

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